The area around the Garden Museum Hiei at the top of Mount Hiei in Kyoto has been selected as a "sacred place" for lovers.
The museum was inspired by French Impressionist painting. Paintings by Monet, Renoir, and Van Gogh have been reproduced on ceramic boards and are surrounded by flowers and herbs.
More impressive is the view of either Kyoto or Shiga, far below.
The NPO Local Lifestyle Support Center, in Shizuoka, has chosen romantic spots perfect for a date or a proposal since 2006, and this year the Garden Museum made the cut.
We prefer the hiking on the way up and nearby Enryakuji Temple, but the view is undeniably beautiful.
Car: 30 minutes from Kyoto-higashi IC, Meishin Expressway
Hike: Four hours from Shugakuin
Cable Car: Yase Hieizan Station on the Hieizan line, take the cable car
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM (open at night on summer weekends)
December 1st - April 19th
Garden Museum Hiei
Tags Japan Touring Kyoto Cycle Japanese